Chelsea close in on deal after another Ajax star Tagliafico drops hint he wants summer move
Nicolas Tagliafico has hinted he is ready to leave Ajax amid reported interest from the likes of Chelsea .
We have been in the headlines for the past few months as reports have claimed that boss Frank Lampard is desperate to spend some serious money and acquire a new left-back.
The likes of Alex Sandro and Ben Chilwell have been the two big names linked with a move, <with the Leicester star top of the list, with reports even suggesting that talks have already taken place.
But it seems that we will now have the opportunity to raid Ajax once again during the transfer window and try to sign Tagliafico, after the left-back hinted that he is now open to the idea of leaving Ajax during the summer window.
The Argentine left-back has also revealed he is keeping fit: “Ajax is a great club, but the Eredivisie is not a great competition. You must always have dreams. The preparations will start in August for around two months. But whether or not I’ll leave… it’s all uncertain,” Tagliafico told radio station Continental.
“I’m trying to think about my condition, to stay fit as possible in case I go to another club. I’m standing on the sidelines.’
There are a number of players over at Ajax that are considered to be on the verge of becoming real top-class players in the game, and Tagliafico has proven that he is ready for that big move in the summer.
We do need to add a new left-back to the side and even though we would much prefer to see Chilwell arrive, Tagliafico is a class act that would cost a considerabel amount less that the Englishman.
So if he does move, we will be hoping that Lampard decides to make a cheeky offer.